Knockaround Is Letting It Ride

In Celebrate by El Rubio18 Comments

This Was Supposed To Be A Ski Video

There’s a little history behind the phrase, let it ride.

It’s a card game. It’s a 1989 action comedy with Richard Dreyfuss winning it big. And it’s commonly held that “to let it ride” is to let the winnings from a previous wager stand as a new wager.

After using the expression for years, The Longhairs defined what it means for us in What Does it Mean to Let It Ride?

In the beginning it just meant letting your hair grow unfettered. It still means that, but has since taken on a broader definition.

Let it how we describe the long hair lifestyle in words.

Advancing this notion further with their sponsorship of The Great Cut, our longtime friends at Knockaround Sunglasses helped us create a physical manifestation of what it means to let it ride in a pair of sunglasses.

The Let It Rides

(Sorry these are all gone)

Something We Can All Agree On

In the next illustration of what it means to let it ride, Knockaround has graciously featured El Rubio and El Moreno in their lifestyle-focused YouTube series. Following the accounts of individuals and ideas that bring us together, each episode offers a slice of common ground, and Something We Can All Agree On.

Originally intended as a winter ski video at Mammoth, with VIP slope access, a snow cat and a series of storms pounding the eastern sierra with loads of cold, fresh powder, we had ideal conditions for a March video shoot.

Then COVID happened, the trip was cancelled, and our lifelong dream of being in a ski video was dashed in an instant.

While you won’t see clips of El Moreno sending a cornice or El Rubio shredding gnarly lines, we think you’ll agree the video hits the mark. From Shark Tank to The Great Cut, it’s a real-life story of letting it ride.

Can We All Agree? Knockaround Is Letting It Ride

We’re proud to be letting it ride with Knockaround and grateful to be part of their series.

Help us return the favor: go to, subscribe to their YouTube channel, and buy a pair or two of Knocks with this neighborly coupon worth 20% off your first purchase.

Coupon Code: KNOCKS-WITH-LOCKS-2020

Visit Knockaround on YouTube


  1. Can’t wait for my ties to arrive. I just saw you guys on Shark Tank last night (re-run) and your hair ties are the answer to wearing the samo black ones given to me by my wife. This is gonna be fun.


    (earned this name in a restaurant in Long Beach. The hard way).

  2. 62 years old and the first time I have had long hair. The pandemic changed many things if our lives. For me it was not going to the barber shop for the last 2 years. It now has been one of the positive changes in my life and given me a new perspective on the positive things that can come out of hardship. I can’t wait to try my new order of hair ties. Thanks Longhairs!

    1. Jeff, we are so thrilled that you found us. The pandemic made many of us longhairs. Congrats on your hair journey! Let us know how you like the hair ties. Keep lettin’ it ride.🤘

  3. I have hair down to my ass. Been doing this since I was 17 years old. I’m 54 now and just ordered my first batch of your hair ties. I can’t wait to try then out. This is the first time I’ve been excited to try this type of product. Cheers!

    1. Sounds like you’ve got quite the mane, Tom! We are so pumped to have you in the community. We hope you like your hair ties! Keep lettin’ it ride.🤘

  4. I ordered your hair ties for my Son who should know about you guys. I am sure he will appreciate your whole life style.

  5. 18 month no cut or shave at 60yo! Just ordered my bands and “letting it ride” with my 10″pony!

  6. 15 months no cut. Just ordered some killer hair ties from you guys. My mane will be flowing this summer. Ready to let it ride boys!

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      Hell yeah Mike! Pumped to have you here. Keep lettin it ride!

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